West Princes Street Gardens – Panoramic

West Princes Street Gardens - Panoramic

West Princes Street Gardens – Panoramic

Panoramic photo of West Princes Street gardens, this has the Castle, The Ross Fountain (which I really wish they would fix) and st cuthbert’s parish church to the right.  Between 1460 and 1759 this area was entirely flooded with water, this was the castles northern defense known as the Nor’ Loch

Calton Hill – Panoramic

Here, I present to you a panoramic photo of Calton Hill  – Panoramic

Calton Hill - Panoramic

Calton Hill – Panoramic

This is one of two, the other will be updated at a later date.
here we can see The National Monument of Scotland, this is Scotland’s national memorial to the Scottish soldiers and sailors who died fighting in the Napoleonic Wars.   Next is Nelson Monument this is a commemorative tower in honour of Vice Admiral Horatio Nelson. lastley we have the Old City Observatory no longer in use.

New images of city centre ‘ribbon hotel’ revealed

The Below link and image taken from STV news.  Architects have submitted a planning application for a new five star hotel, they call it a ‘ribbon hotel’.   In my opinion, its a horrendous piece of monstrosity.  Not only doesn’t it fit in with the city, it will ruin the sky line from practically everywhere.  It also looks like something else, something a wee bitty rude 😉

Images have been revealed showing how the proposed ‘ribbon hotel’ would look from around the city.

Source: New images of city centre ‘ribbon hotel’ revealed

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Light Fantastic @ St Andrew Square

The Melville Monument within St. Andrews square will become an interactive array of colours From sunset to sunrise, 12 March – 28 April as part of the Edinburgh International Science Festival.  – Light Fantastic @ St Andrew Square

Light Fantastic - Melville Monument

Light Fantastic – Melville Monument

You can change the colour with a simple tweet. ‘@Edinburgh_CC #colour #LightFantastic’
#red, #orange, #yellow, #green, #blue, #indigo, #violet, #rainbow  or #fullspectrum

Light Fantastic - Melville Monument

Light Fantastic – Melville Monument

Light Fantastic - Melville Monument

Light Fantastic – Melville Monument

Light Fantastic - Melville Monument

Light Fantastic – Melville Monument

Light Fantastic - Melville Monument

Light Fantastic – Melville Monument

Edinburgh City Council Link

 

Solar Eclipse 2015

Some photos of the Solar Eclipse 2015 that occurred above Scotland, Edinburgh had 95% coverage, so not a full Solar Eclipse

Solar Eclipse 2015 / 1

Solar Eclipse 2015

Safety first, obviously you cant look directly at the sun, so improvisation was done…. rip apart a old Floppy disk, and use that as a filter. now, you could only look for a second, the bright light messed up the sensors, somewhat difficult to shoot.

Solar Eclipse 2015

Solar Eclipse 2015

Taken with an iPhone, so not the best, but heyho!   the red filter, adds some atmosphere to the photos

Castle Esplanade

Castle Esplanade

Castle Esplanade

Taken from the Castle Esplanade, looking down Castlehill & The Royal Mile we can see – Ramsay Garden (Nice apartments if you can afford it), – Camera Obscura formally Outlook Tower (small Observatory dating from 1850), The Crown Of St. Giles Cathedral and the Hub (an old Church now home of the International Festival)